Album sales flat despite big debuts

There's an all-new top three on the artist album chart this week - thanks to high-flying debuts from Faithless, System Of A Down and Van Morrison - and a new number one on the compilation album chart, where Massive R&B takes charge, writes Alan Jones. Despite this, overall album sales are barely up on the 144 week low they reached a week ago.

Artist albums actually fell by 55 last week to 1,580,326 while compilations increased by 11,295 to 488,062. ...

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